University of California, San Diego
Jack Goodwin is a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He is a Jacobs School Engineering Leadership Gordon Scholar and has previously studied abroad as an international student at the University of Cambridge in England. This past summer, Jack split time between working on the propulsion system of the next generation space shuttle, the Dream Chaser, at Sierra Nevada Corporation and doing bio-fuels research while in zero-gravity on NASA’s “Vomit Comet” aircraft at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He has also worked as a mechanical engineering intern for a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, focusing on their unmanned aerial vehicle launch systems. When he finds time for a break, Jack likes to relax by surfing at Blacks Beach or Scripps Pier, each a five minute walk from campus.